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161. Top of Fort Waldegrave Path - sign to tourists Top of Fort Waldegrave Path - sign to tourists Architecture, building and construction; Folk art; Signage;

162. Tom Sullivan and his wife Ida in their side yard, Calvert Tom Sullivan and his wife Ida in their side yard, Calvert People; Spouses;

163. Tiny door, Middle Battery Tiny door, Middle Battery Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; Doors; Houses;

164. Tiny door and window, Middle Battery Tiny door and window, Middle Battery Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; Doors; Houses;

165. The Splink juts out from the cliff The Splink juts out from the cliff Landscape; The Splink is a rock vein that juts out of the cliff around the Pismire Gully waterfall, creating a small, private cove. Marina Gambin writes, My great-Aunt Aggie (Mooney) Singleton, St. Josephs, was almost 100 years old when she died. She told me that at one time, the Sphinx (as she called it) had carvings of winged animals, winged women, winged boats. She said there were lots of other pictures carved there, like a house on fire and a gigantic man with legs where arms should be. Who carved this stuff? She was highly offended when I called it the Splink. I guess it was named for the Sphinx in Egypt.

166. The Other side of Signal Hill The Other side of Signal Hill Landscape;

167. The Other side of Signal Hill The Other side of Signal Hill Landscape;

168. The Ocean; The Other side of Signal Hill The Ocean; The Other side of Signal Hill Landscape;

169. The Narrows and Blue Moon Pottery in the fog from Bruce Peters' B&B The Narrows and Blue Moon Pottery in the fog from Bruce Peters' B&B Architecture, building and construction; Landscape;

170. The Lane runs between the main road and the River The Lane runs between the main road and the River Landscape; Families; Over the Road is home to The Lane which runs between the main road and the River. Nashs have lived in the Lane since James Nash built there in the early- to mid- 1800s.

171. The Kitchen Sink used for playing cubby The Kitchen Sink used for playing cubby Landscape; In from the Big Rock and the Cock O Wee Path, the Rocks of the Wester Cove transition into the Landwash through a stretch of relatively flat bedrock. Here the rock shelves are foundations for imaginary castles, oceanfront rooms and meandering staircases. On the flat rocks around the Kitchen Sink, generations of girls have played cubby - sometimes with their husbands off fishing in the near and far tidal pools.

172. The Hayjers Rock stands at the entrance to Branch Cove The Hayjers Rock stands at the entrance to Branch Cove Landscape; The Hayjers Rock, standing solitary at the tip of the Wester Cove, is the iconic landmark of Branch - a reminder of the play between land and ocean, and a bedrock symbol of Home for generations. In the time of the first settlers, this rock was known as the Hares Ears - referring to its shape sitting at Branch Head. Although today it is sometimes spoken of as the Hares Ears, the name is most often spelled Hayjers, although variations exist.

173. The Harbor, as seen from the Battery The Harbor, as seen from the Battery Landscape;

174. The Ground sits fallow across the River The Ground sits fallow across the River Landscape; In the 1930s and 1940s, during the tumultuous years of the Depression and World War II, considerable agricultural land was cleared in Branch. The Ground, just up the River from Roches Gulch, was cleared by and for war veterans returning home to Branch. This large parcel of land sits fallow today, its name an indication of the close relationship between people and land.

175. The fat cat alone, Mary Betts & Brandt Evans' house The fat cat alone, Mary Betts & Brandt Evans' house Animals;

176. The Cock O Wee Path meanders up a grassy slope The Cock O Wee Path meanders up a grassy slope Landscape; The outer cliffs of the Wester Cove give way to grassy slopes, some of which are easily scalable. The Cock O Wee Path meanders up and down such a slope just up from the Big Rock. Marina Gambin writes, This narrow path in the Wester Cove led down to a spring well which offered the coolest, freshest, cleanest water. Before we were granted the convenience of town water, many people who lived on the Hill carried water from the Cock O Wee Path well. It was common to see girls and women walking in that direction with a wooden hoop and two aluminum buckets. The hoop helped keep the water from slopping. Sometimes the area was a social gathering place. The name probably comes from cockawee which is a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States. Maybe cockawees once inhabited this path. Cockawee is also a synonym for old squaw, old wife. Maybe it was named by natives.

177. The Black Wharf juts out into the Cove The Black Wharf juts out into the Cove Architecture, building and construction; Landscape; The Black Wharf was originally a finger pier placed to slow the adverse effects of river sand and tidal action on the depth of the Gut. Over the years, the structural material of the Black Wharf has changed and today this structure is technically a rock breakwater. The first version of the Black Wharf was constructed of wooden pilings in the late 1960s. The pilings where treated with creosote whose black color christened the structure.

178. The Battery, view from Fort Waldegrave Road The Battery, view from Fort Waldegrave Road Architecture, building and construction; Houses; Landscape; Buildings;

179. The Battery Schoolhouse (2) The Battery Schoolhouse (2) Architecture, building and construction; Buildings;

180. The Battery Schoolhouse The Battery Schoolhouse Architecture, building and construction; Buildings;
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